Tag Archives: Christopher RIDOUT

Ridouts, Rideouts and a tangled web of yDNA

A couple of years ago, ‘Tom’, a member of my family, submitted a cheek swab to one of the biggest DNA testing companies in the US, Family Tree DNA. I’d signed on the dotted line whilst I was at the … Continue reading

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Exploding the myth – Sherborne Rid(e)outs and the Huguenots!

George Ridout, the miller and baker of Sherborne (1701-1779) had married twice. By his first wife Mary Hallett, he had many children, including John (1730-1797) and by his second wife, Mary Gibbs, George had two more sons, one of whom … Continue reading

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